This week has been more productive on the writing front, with 5,000 words of Nanna’s Driving Tips basically completing the first draft. Copies are heading out to beta readers this weekend. This title wasn’t first in line for this project, … Continue reading
I’m planning to make soups frequently this winter, with an emphasis on healthy vege-based lunches. First up is Cauliflower and Lentil Soup, from Martha Stewart. The original recipe is grilled to serve with gruyere cheese, but I left this bit … Continue reading
An interrupted week this week with some sickness in the family, a birthday party to host and getting ready for directing a major piece of outdoor theatre on the streets of Sydney. You can see some glimpses of the production … Continue reading
All those years ago, The Games helped us laugh at the seriousness (real and imagined) behind Sydney hosting the games. I remember back when he successful bid was announced, people partied late into the night and slept (briefly) in the office before continuing on pretending to do work through the day.
Looking for some light relief, I’ve just re-read the script to the second series. This is not a book that is readily available – I haven’t been able to find an online image of the cover!
But what a gem it is. Tightly written, cuttingly satirical and all too prophetic. Was the incident about the $3,000 bottle of 1959 Grange on the news or in the script this week?
The Games and Roy and HG’s The Dream were highlights of the Sydney Olympics and of Australian TV at the time.
Feeling very inspired to pick up the DVD on ebay and have another look.
The big news this week is that I’ve rewritten the ending to Warm Honey, the novel I’m editing/finishing with Steve McAlpine. Trying to build on Steve’s work has been difficult (it’s so well written) but I think the story now … Continue reading
These two little books arrived recently, and rather cheekily jumped to the top of the reading pile. I bought them after hearing the author interviewed on The Self Publishing Podcast Episode 96. Steal Like and Artist Yikes, that’s a provocative … Continue reading